Writing the One-Hour Pilot I

FILM TV X 442.1
Develop the world, characters, tone, and story engine for an original TV series before developing an outline and your script's first act.
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Classroom
Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 9 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Turn your pilot idea into a solid one-hour series with potential for many episodes
  • Develop a cast of compelling characters that viewers will follow
  • Write a full beat outline for the series's pilot episode
  • Begin writing your original pilot script

About this course:

Anyone who wants to work as a professional television writer has to be able to submit top-notch original material to agents and showrunners. In this fast-paced course, you take your idea for a one-hour TV series and turn it into an outline, write intensively, and get feedback from the instructor and fellow participants every week. Throughout this process, you learn how to envision the world of your show, create characters and conflict, build a storytelling engine, and nail down your show's structure, tone, story, and act breaks. By the end of course, you have strong act breaks, a full beat outline, and a critique of the first 10 pages of your original one-hour pilot script. This course counts toward the four-course Writer's Fellowship Prep Specialization.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Writing the One-Hour Pilot I.

X 430.4 Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec I and X 431.4 Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec II, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Spring 2019 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Future Offering (Opens 04 Feb 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Laurence Walsh-Hodson
366849
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 8, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required.

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens 04 Feb 2019 12:00:00 AM)
-
Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
366848
Fee:
$665.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 9, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Apr 4, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Thu Apr 11, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Thu Apr 18, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Thu Apr 25, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Thu May 2, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Thu May 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Thu May 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Thu May 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Thu May 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Thu Jun 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284

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